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Old 03-27-2014, 02:53   #11
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Actually I barely ate. I had a small piece of pork tenderloin that was breaded, couple sips of chicken broth and 3 bites of rice pudding. I think I've been running high and not knowing it. My doctor just diagnosed me today. I will read and learn from everyone and get my numbers down!

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Don't forget I'm not on medicine so things are not under control. I start the Metformin tomorrow.

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Metformin is a good drug, but what you eat will have a greater effect controlling your diabetes than metformin ever will. The breading on the pork would spike you and so would the rice pudding, since it contains not only rice, but sugar. And the kicker is, when we skip meals or don't eat enough, we go high anyway, because if our blood sugar drops below its usual level, our liver takes over and remedies the lack of food by converting stored glycogen into glucose and then dripping it into our bloodstream. Diabetes gets us coming and going.

Metformin is not a license to eat carbs, and it will do its job much more efficiently if you reduce your carb intake significantly.




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Candy, I had you confused with another new member who was running lower numbers than that. I guess I didn't realize you came here with such high numbers already.

Are you eating so little because of the high BG and you are afraid to eat anything? If so, let me reassure you that you don't have to starve yourself to lower BG. You just have to eat a different way.

Carbs raise BG, so drop all the starchy foods (breads, potatoes, grains, etc.)

Fats do not raise BG, so you can fill up with these (butter, cream, bacon, avocados, olive oil.... there's lots you can have).

Protein can be problematic for diabetics if one eats a lot of it - so keep protein to a moderate level.

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Hi Candy! Hope you get all your questions answered here, although we're not doctors, we do face the condition on a daily basis. VeeJay is right...it is the best diabetes forum on the internet : )

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Good luck on your D journey Candy. Now the education really starts - by testing before you eat then one hr after your first bite and 2 hrs after your first bite you will know how your body is processing what you are eating. When I found this forum a few months ago I read the term "carb intolerant" or "allergic to carbs" and worked from there. It made sense - why eat what my body can't process? So out went bread, cereal, pasta, rice and potatoes as well as sugar and fruit. In went more eggs, fatty cuts of meat, double cream, butter and full fat Greek yoghurt. With help from a low dose of Met XR (my gut would not tolerate it) my BG levels started coming down instantly. It has given me some control over the D. Weight loss has been an added bonus!

It wasn't easy - it takes willpower and dedication, but it will be worth it.

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Candy, did you wash your hands and retest? One time my meter actually said HI (over 600), which I knew couldn't be right. After I washed my hands and retested, it was what I expected it to be. Sometimes we get something sugary on our fingers and don't realize it.

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Thank you! Appreciate everyone's advice.

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I did wash my hands before I tested. Never knew anything sugary could be read. Thank you.

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I did wash my hands before I tested. Never knew anything sugary could be read. Thank you.
Absolutely it can. Try it with a soda sometime. You'll be surprised.

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